Habib wahid

Habib Wahid (Bengali: হাবিব ওয়াহিদ; born October 15, 1976), better known as Habib (for short), is a Bangladeshi composer and musician. He is notable for his fusion of traditional Bengali folk music with contemporary techno and urban beats. His music was mainly influenced from British Bangladeshis, while he was living there as a student. He takes folk music and remixes with popular music forms. He takes songs of composers like Hason Raja, Shah Abdul Karim, Amir Uddin and others and remixes the tunes with Hip-hop, reggae, rap and electronica.

Birth nameHabibul Wahid
Also known asHabib
BornOctober 15, 1979 (1979-10-15) (age 30)
Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
OriginDhaka, Bangladesh
GenresFilm score, techno, fusion, folk, pop
OccupationsRecord producer, singer, musician
InstrumentsGuitar, bass guitar, keyboards, vocals, drums
Years active2001—present
LabelsSangeeta, Ektaar, Laser Vision
Associated actsKaya, Helal, Shireen

Life and career

Habib was born and brought up in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He attended South Breeze School in Dhanmondi. His father is Ferdous Wahid, who was a Bangladeshi pop singer during the 1970s and 1980s. During his early years, Habib was taught to play the keyboard by his father. A few years later, he migrated to the United Kingdom in pursuit of higher education and studied music and audio engineering at the School of Audio Engineering in London. Later he started to work with other Asian music producers such as Nitin Sawhney. He had already produced and planned his music, however he needed a vocalist to develop his new album. While living in London, he was searching for the vocalist Kaya, who was a Sylheti restaurant owner.[3] In 2003, Habib released his first album Krishno, which proved to be a success in Britain and Bangladesh. The album Krishno had a unique mix of folk and modern electronica music, introducing a new sound to the Dhaka music arena.

In the next few years, Habib had released five albums which were Maya (2004), Moina Go… (2005), Shono! (2006), Panjabiwala (2007), Bolchi Tomake (2008) and Aboseshe (2008). He has featured new voices in all of his albums. Besides Kaya, he has showcased singers such as Helal, Julie, Konica, Nirjho, Shireen (in Panjabiwala) and Nancy in these albums. Habib first debuted as a vocal in “Moina Go…” where he performed two soft singles. Overall he is considered one of the most talented singer/composer of Bangladesh in recent time periods.[citation needed] . He also has his father, Ferdous Wahid singing a song in that album.

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